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Boutique trekking in the Himalaya

Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"

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Responsible Adventures honors both nature and culture in our environmental commitment. This dedication extends not only to the lands through which we travel, but to the people with whom we mingle. For instance, Responsible Adventures has always advocated small group travel that treads lightly on the land and respects indigenous cultures. On our Himalayan treks, we use only kerosene in cook stoves and heaters, saving the precious wood resources of Nepal. We purchase crop foods as we go, helping the local culture support itself in sustaining its agricultural base. Our guides discourage any debasement of the culture, and are dedicated to environmental practices that conserve our host lands and people.

At Responsible Adventures, we firmly believe that responsible tourism can be an extraordinary tool to connect people across borders and cultures. Our commitment to ecologically responsible, low-impact tourism goes back a very long time, and we actively support conservation and cultural groups. We encourage you to learn about and support the important work of these organizations:


International Campaign for Tibet
The International Campaign for Tibet promotes human rights and self-determination for Tibetans and works for the protection of Tibet's culture and environment.
www.savetibet.org

International Campaign for Tibet

Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. To date, they have worked with communities and businesses to protect more than 92 million acres of valuable lands and waters. There are currently 1400 Nature Conservancy preserves around the world.
www.nature.org

Nature Conservancy

Conservation International
Conservation International brings together leading experts in science and technology to collect and interpret data about biodiversity. Successes in the last few years include the protection of four million acres of pristine rainforest in Suriname, the establishment of a seven-million-acre protected zone in Peru, and the prevention of a water diversion project in Namibia that would have devastated the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
www.conservation.org

Conservation International

Charles Darwin Foundation
The Charles Darwin Foundation is dedicated to the conservation of the Galápagos ecosystems. They operate the Charles Darwin Research Station, with its team of over 200 scientists, educators, volunteers, research students, and support staff from all over the world. The Foundation designs and implements scientific investigation of the islands' natural resources and advises the Ecuadorian government on conservation and management of the Galápagos.
www.darwinfoundation.org

Charles Darwin International

World Monuments Fund
The World Monuments Fund is dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered works of art and architecture around the world. WMF projects have ranged from preservation of the renowned stone carvings of Easter Island to Cambodia's jungle temples.
www.wmf.org

The Tibet Foundation
The exiled Dalai Lama now encourages people to visit Tibet as he believes this will spread awareness in the West and you can find out more about his country via the Tibet Foundation website.

The website contains details of forthcoming events, including visits by the Dalai Lama, public talks and slide shows and news, as well as extensive information on their charitable activities and how you can help Tibetans to keep their culture alive.
www.tibet-foundation.org

The Tibet Foundation

The Tibet Society
The Tibet Society of the UK was founded in 1959 within weeks of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet which followed the Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation. The Society exists to support Tibet's right to self-determination and independence and draw attention to the plight of Tibet since it's brutal occupation. The Society and a charity, the Tibet Relief Fund, exist to support the Tibetan refugee community in exile and the Tibetan community within Tibet.
www.tibetsociety.com

The Tibet Society

Free Tibet Society
Free Tibet Campaign, based in London, stands for the Tibetans' right to decide their own future. It campaigns for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the Tibetans' fundamental human rights to be respected. It is independent of all governments and is funded solely by its members and supporters.
www.freetibet.org

Free Tibet Society

KINOE
KINOE is a registered charity, founded in September 1996 to raise funds for selected educational projects in the Indian subcontinent. In India they have concentrated on a project in Mumbai (Bombay) for children from low income areas (slums) and street kids, providing them with basic education and opportunities in vocational training. In Nepal they are supporting two projects. Work has now started on building a school for children of Tibetan ethnic origin. They have also established a medical training centre and have raised funding to support the project for a few years, by which time they hope that it will be self-supporting.
www.redrice.com/kinoe/

Kinoe

The Gurkha Welfare Trust
The Gurkha Welfare Trust was established in England in 1969. Its remit is to provide financial, medical and community aid to alleviate hardship and distress among Gurkha ex-servcemen of the British Army and their dependants after they have returned to their homeland of Nepal.
www.gwt.org.uk/

The Gurkha Welfare Trust

The Bhutan Society
The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom was founded on October 6th 1992 in response to the growing connections between the two countries. It aims to encourage and promote knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of Bhutan, its history and its culture. To encourage cultural and educational links between the peoples of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the United Kingdom. To act as a link between all people, particularly those in the United Kingdom, who are interested in, or who have connections with, the Kingdom of Bhutan and to promote and foster good relations between the peoples of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the United Kingdom.
www.bhutansociety.org

The Bhutan Society

Amicus Foundation
A not-for-profit organisation working primarily in Bhutan and the Himalayas responding to the needs of orphaned children, disenfranchised women and imperiled cultures. Sponsors projects in medicine, education, womens' rights and cultural preservation.
www.amicusfoundation.org

 

American Himalayan Foundation
Scholarships for Sherpa children to schools built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust foundation were the genesis of the AHF 20 years ago. Since then, the AHF has grown to provide vital education, health care, and cultural and environmental preservation throughout the Himalayan region.
www.himalayan-foundation.org

American Himalayan Foundation

Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society works from their Bronx Zoo headquarters to save wildlife and wild lands throughout the world. WCS has field projects in 53 nations that provide leadership in environmental education.
www.wcs.org

Wildlife Conservation Society

Seva
Seva helps local communities around the world with culturally sustainable programs in health care. One example is the cataract surgeries at Seva's Remote Eye Camps, which bring the gift of sight to thousands of people.
www.seva.org

Seva Foundation